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Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting of all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot summits between the full moons of June and July to benefit the Prouty, Norris Cotton …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new players, the squad hopes it’s heating up in time to repeat last season’s long run …

N.H. State Senator Has Primary Foe

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, the Meredith Republican who represents part of the Upper Valley, will face a primary challenge from a prominent Free State Project activist from Grafton. And a Democrat has also filed to run for the Senate District 2 seat, which includes much of southern Grafton County, includi ng …

WHS Misses Winning Feeling

Monday, October 7, 2013

Woodsville — The Woodsville High boys soccer team is hoping its second-half performance against Gorham on Friday won’t be indicative of what to expect during the second half of its season. Playing the Huskies to a 1-1 tie …

A Climb To Fight Cancer

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Last winter, the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Reach for the Peaks event sent cancer research and treatment supporters to Africa for a group ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. This weekend, the cause comes much closer to home. A group of 25 will stay together at Mount Moosilauke’s …

A Small Publisher Seeks a Big Book

Friday, September 27, 2013

Book publishing has become something of a bruising business, especially for the small fish. A handful of giant companies control most of the market, and the greater ease and lower cost of self-publishing has made it an increasingly …

Kevin Sean Ball

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Glencliff, N.H. — Kevin Sean Ball, 28, died unexpectedly in Piermont, N.H., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. He was born in Hanover, N.H., on June 17, 1985, to James E. and Elaine (Spencer) Ball. On April 5, 2008, he married Christina LaPointe. Kevin worked as an auto mechanic …

Letter: A Strike Will Achieve Nothing

Friday, September 6, 2013

To the Editor: The only reason the United States should intervene militarily in another country is if our national interests there are crucial, and the only justification for intervention is a real expectation that our intervention will have a good result. Our interest in Syria is clear. Just …

Letter: Democracy Is Hard, Not Easy

Sunday, August 18, 2013

To the Editor: When I was a new Foreign Service Officer, I had an experience that taught me an important lesson which, if I can tell it right, may be equally useful for readers. It was Seoul, Korea, 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, and had decreed that the …

Letter: Journalist Turned True Believer

Friday, August 16, 2013

To the Editor: It seems a shame when a respected conservative economic journalist loses it, but Caroline Baum’s dyspeptic attack on President Obama (“The More Obama Discusses Economics, the Less He Seems to Know,” Aug. 9) bears examination. She seems to resent both the president’s facility with words …

Going the Distance

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — In 1999, Will Charuhas and his family moved to the area from Delaware in part so he could be closer to the Lebanon-based trucking company he works for. His son, Panos, simply used his own …

Letter: Emotional Issue of Food Labeling

Friday, August 9, 2013

To the Editor: I’d like to congratulate the Valley News and staff writer Nicola Smith for the informative article on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that appeared in the Aug. 4 Sunday edition. The article did an excellent job of presenting both sides of what is becoming a very …

Piermont Bridge Repairs Will Start Aug. 5

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Piermont — Repair work on the New Hampshire Route 25C bridge over Eastman Brook in Piermont is scheduled to begin Monday. The bridge deck replacement project, which is expected to take 13 weeks, will require single lane alternating traffic controlled by temporary signals, the New Hampshire Department of …